Many people actually shirk at the idea of going to Jeddah on a holiday. Let’s face it – it is not the most prominent location advertised by travel agents all over the world. Maybe that is exactly why you should go – any tourist looking for culture, good food, an outstanding shopping experience and a taste of that perfect Jeddah tourism is Saudi Arabia should definitely visit this place.
Let’s look at some to the top spots that this city is so famous for.
When one talk about the renovation and modern art of old built landmarks, then the Biet Nassif is the best example of such a modern thinking of old structures. It is one of the best renovations done in the old city of Jeddah. It was originally built way back in the 1800s and today, it has been converted to the most famous museum of the city, popularly known as the Nassif House Museum.
It is a huge 5 storey building that gives the tourists the opportunity to admire the age old culture while also has a look at the exquisite modern art. It is located on the main city street, Suq Al Alawi and is one of the most famous tourist spots.
Red Sea Mall
This mall is probably the biggest shopping mall in the city where everyone will find something to do, whether it is shopping, eating, playing, entertainment or even a comfortable and luxurious snooze in the famous 5 star Al Elaf Hotel. From tots to pensioners, there is something for everyone. If you want a shopping experience like New York than this mall is the place for you.
This aquarium is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It helps in creating awareness about the conservation and preservation of the environment. The marine beauty of the Red Sea is showcased in this aquarium. Both indoor and outdoor activities can be done. The dolphin and seal shows are a must when you visit the aquarium.
Designed by Spanish architect Julio Lafente, the Globe Roundabout is a prominent centrepiece of Jeddah Tourism. A huge steel and glass monument, this giant globe lights up at night, giving a beautiful turquoise glow against the evening sky.
Silver Sands Beach
This beach is one of the most famous beaches in Jeddah. This place is the ideal retreat for anyone who wants total relaxation. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are readily available to all tourists, and there is also a secluded spot for swimming. If you like indulging in water sports, then this beach offers you that too.
Al Tayebat International City
If you have an interest in Arabic artefacts than this is the perfect place for you. The museum, strategically located yet hidden is home to artefacts not only from Saudi Arabia but also from other Arabic countries like Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Yemen.
Jeddah tourism in Saudi Arabia would be incomplete if you did not even get a glimpse of the 426 ft tallest lighthouse in the world. It looks amazing and attractive against the night sky. This lighthouse acts as a control room to the city’s port and harbour.
Time to pack your bags and visit one of the most touristic locations in the world.